James Dean
James Dean
Park Cemetery
Fairmount, Indiana


James Dean, James Dean
I know just what you mean
James Dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

You were a low-down rebel if there ever was
Even if you had no cause
James Dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

Yeah, talk about a low-down bad refrigerator
You were just too cool for school
Sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop
The only thing that got you off was breakin' all the rules
James Dean, James Dean
So hungry and so lean
James Dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

Little James Dean up on the screen
Wonderin' who he might be
Along came a spider, picked up a rider
And took him down the road to eternity

James Dean, James Dean
You bought it sight unseen
James Dean, James Dean
You bought it sight unseen
You were too fast to live, too young to die
Bye bye
You were too fast to live, too young to die
Bye bye....

     —James Dean, written by Jackson Browne,
Glenn Frey, Don Henley & J.D. Souther. Sung by
The Eagles on their 1974 album On the Border.

James Dean stamp